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State-owned auditorium in Kolkata cancels Mohan Bhagwat program booking, says RSS

September 5, 2017: The Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh () today alleged that a state-owned auditorium in , where its chief Mr Mohan Bhagwat was scheduled to attend a programme on the 3rd of next month has cancelled the booking for the event.

Auditorium authorities said renovation and repair work would be undertaken around that time and therefore the facility cannot be provided due to what the state administration calls for safety and security reasons.

RSS spokesperson in West Bengal, Jishnu Basu, alleged that this is not the first time that such a move was taken. Earlier also the state government had done it, and that his organization condemns this move.

A spokesman of the Sister Nivedita 150th birth anniversary celebrations committee, which had booked Mahajati Sadan for the programme, claimed that the auditorium authorities had accepted the booking in June. But last week, officials of the auditorium first said that we need police permission. (AIR News)

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